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  • Unicorn an artificial thing, success of startups cannot be ascertained on basis of valuations, says Ronnie Screwvala May 13, 2021 01:30 PM IST

    Unicorn an artificial thing, success of startups cannot be ascertained on basis of valuations, says Ronnie Screwvala

    The pandemic has shown that the real sense of positivity and comfort comes from closeness between employees. You need to have that personal touch. And I think, organizations who have that personal touch are being able to communicate

  • Zomato may invest $100 million in Grofers as e-grocer scraps listing plan: Report May 07, 2021 11:11 AM IST

    Zomato may invest $100 million in Grofers as e-grocer scraps listing plan: Report

    Zomato's investment in Grofers is expected to value the grocery firm at $1 billion.

  • Byju’s to enter league of giants with estimated valuation reaching new high; check out the list here Apr 30, 2021 06:48 PM IST

    Byju’s to enter league of giants with estimated valuation reaching new high; check out the list here

    With Byju’s valuation estimated to rise to $16.5 billion, we look at where the ed-tech platform could stand compared to India’s industrial bigwigs having market cap similar to its valuation.

  • Premji Invest teams up with ADV Partners to buy majority stake in toymaker Micro Plastics Apr 27, 2021 11:49 AM IST

    Premji Invest teams up with ADV Partners to buy majority stake in toymaker Micro Plastics

    Mumbai, Apr 27 Premji Invest, the investment arm of Wipro founder Azim Premji's endowment, teamed up with Asian private equity fund ADV Partners to..

  • Simple Energy plans to raise $15 million Apr 26, 2021 01:29 PM IST

    Simple Energy plans to raise $15 million

    The Series A funding is expected to be closed by the third quarter of this year, and the capital raised will be utilised in setting up a manufacturing facility, among others, Simple Energy said on Monday.

  • Foxes and hedgehogs: why it’s not a good idea to try and predict the future Apr 21, 2021 10:12 AM IST

    Foxes and hedgehogs: why it’s not a good idea to try and predict the future

    If history is any good at teaching, when it comes to predicting the future of companies and technologies, it is even more important for us to be fox-like.

  • Chargebee raises $125 Mn at a valuation of $1.4 Bn, enters unicorn club Apr 20, 2021 05:08 PM IST

    Chargebee raises $125 Mn at a valuation of $1.4 Bn, enters unicorn club

    The latest round of fundraising makes Chargebee the 11th unicorn to emerge from India in just four months of 2021, compared to 11 unicorns in all of 2020, underscoring the high investor interest.

  • Razorpay raises $160 million, valuation triples to $3 billion in six months Apr 19, 2021 07:18 AM IST

    Razorpay raises $160 million, valuation triples to $3 billion in six months

    Razorpay will use the funding to take its digital payments offering to South East Asia, make acquisitions and build out its neo-banking platform.

  • Moneycontrol Masterclass Episode 5: What's driving the startup funding boom In India? Apr 16, 2021 08:14 PM IST

    Moneycontrol Masterclass Episode 5: What's driving the startup funding boom In India?

    Startup funding in India has been on a tear in 2021. The first hundred days of the year have already produced ten unicorns, firms valued at over a billion dollars or more, compared to 11 in all of 2020. Four consecutive days between April 5 and 8 birthed six unicorns. What's driving the surge? Catch Rajan Anandan, Managing Director, Sequoia India & Surge, Radhika Gupta, MD & CEO, Edelweiss AMC, Nithin Kamath, Founder & CEO, Zerodha and Vidit Aatrey, Founder & CEO, Meesho, discuss this subject and more in the 5th episode of Moneycontrol Masterclass.

  • Spintly raises Rs 4.6 crore extended seed funding led by Riso Capital Apr 16, 2021 09:21 AM IST

    Spintly raises Rs 4.6 crore extended seed funding led by Riso Capital

    Lead investor Riso Capital’s founder and partner Sri Purisai said they were excited about Spintly as it offered enterprise grade Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) stack to a growing building automation market.

  • Payment platform Pine Labs buys Singapore-based Fave for $45 million: Report Apr 13, 2021 03:55 PM IST

    Payment platform Pine Labs buys Singapore-based Fave for $45 million: Report

    Fave’s investors will receive an all-cash payout, while founders and key Fave employees will receive both cash and Pine Labs shares.

  • A historic week for Indian startups, six new unicorns in four days: Know all about them Apr 12, 2021 03:19 PM IST

    A historic week for Indian startups, six new unicorns in four days: Know all about them

    With these six startups, India's unicorn club now has 10 members in just four months.

  • 5 factors driving the startup funding boom in India Apr 09, 2021 08:17 PM IST

    5 factors driving the startup funding boom in India

    For the longest time, startup IPOs in India have been a mirage. Companies have spoken about them as a distant goal but no real desire to go public was seen.

  • This week in start-up funding: It is raining unicorns Apr 09, 2021 07:36 PM IST

    This week in start-up funding: It is raining unicorns

    Ten Indian startups have become billion-dollar valued companies or unicorns in the first four months of 2021. Of this, six turned unicorns this week on consecutive days.

  • ShareChat raises $500 million from Tiger, Snap, Twitter; valued at $2 billion Apr 08, 2021 10:59 AM IST

    ShareChat raises $500 million from Tiger, Snap, Twitter; valued at $2 billion

    ShareChat gained early traction and saw investors including Lightspeed, Elevation Capital (SAIF Partners), Shunwei Capital and Xiaomi invest.

  • Policybazaar IPO | Insurance firm plans to file draft prospectus in May: Report Apr 08, 2021 09:31 AM IST

    Policybazaar IPO | Insurance firm plans to file draft prospectus in May: Report

    Earlier in March, Policybazaar raised $75 million in funding led by US-based Falcon Edge Capital.

  • From commentary box to investments: Here's what motivated Harsha Bhogle to back startups Apr 07, 2021 01:56 PM IST

    From commentary box to investments: Here's what motivated Harsha Bhogle to back startups

    Popularly known as the voice of Indian cricket, Harsha Bhogle has of late stepped into the shoes of an angel investor for startups. He made two investments in the last couple of years. While one of these is in the home turf, the other is in a complete alien land -- Fantasy Akhada and Chqbook. In an interaction with Priyanka Sahay, special correspondent of Moneycontrol, Bhogle talks about what motivated him to invest in these startups and what are the parallels he draws between a cricketer and an entrepreneur. He also talks about how he can always go back to his college friends that include top entrepreneurs VS Sudhakar of BigBasket and Falguni Nayar of Nykaa whenever he has to make any startup-related decision. Watch this video to know more.

  • Cred turns unicorn, raises $215 million at a valuation of $2.2 billion Apr 06, 2021 03:00 PM IST

    Cred turns unicorn, raises $215 million at a valuation of $2.2 billion

    The company, which bought back employee stock options worth $1.2 million during its Series C round of funding, has announced an ESOP buyback worth $5 million with the current round.

  • Playshifu raises Rs 120 crore in Series B round, values at Rs 500 crore Apr 06, 2021 09:21 AM IST

    Playshifu raises Rs 120 crore in Series B round, values at Rs 500 crore

    Founded in 2016 by Vivek Goyal and Dinesh Advani, PlayShifu makes educational toys powered by Augmented Reality.

  • Ixigo, online travel site backed by Sequoia Capital and Elevation Capital, latest to join IPO bandwagon Apr 05, 2021 05:28 PM IST

    Ixigo, online travel site backed by Sequoia Capital and Elevation Capital, latest to join IPO bandwagon

    Ixigo aims to raise up to Rs 1,800 crore. Rival Easemytrip’s Rs 510-crore IPO was launched on March 19, 2021 and got listed at Rs 212.25 on the NSE, a 13.5 per cent premium to its issue price of Rs 187.

  • Swiggy announces $800 million fund raise through global venture funds, investors Apr 05, 2021 05:16 PM IST

    Swiggy announces $800 million fund raise through global venture funds, investors

    Food delivery app Swiggy has raised $800 million from global alternative asset manager Falcon Edge Capital, Singapore-based fund management firm Amansa Capital and US-based private investment firm, Think Capital in a new round that values it at $5 billion.

  • Oye Rickshaw raises Rs 24 crore from Alteria Capital to expand EV energy infra Apr 05, 2021 04:26 PM IST

    Oye Rickshaw raises Rs 24 crore from Alteria Capital to expand EV energy infra

    The startup has 15 active battery swapping stations which it plans to expand to 650 across Delhi-NCR and five more cities by December 2021

  • GAIL India to invest in startups through 'Pankh', calls for proposals Apr 05, 2021 03:58 PM IST

    GAIL India to invest in startups through 'Pankh', calls for proposals

    The PSU has even opened a fresh round for solicitation of investment proposals from the startups which operate in natural gas, petrochemicals, energy, project management, bio-manure marketing, nano materials, IoT, data mining, environment, health and social.

  • Meesho raises $300 million led by SoftBank, enters unicorn club Apr 05, 2021 10:42 AM IST

    Meesho raises $300 million led by SoftBank, enters unicorn club

    Meesho, the Bengaluru-based social commerce startup, helps small businesses and individuals become sellers on social platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram.

  • Last week in startup funding: Big rounds all around Apr 02, 2021 04:52 PM IST

    Last week in startup funding: Big rounds all around

    In just one week, Indian startups have raised a billion dollars. We look at some the largest deals of the week and who invested.

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